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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Gold Line train and vehicle collide in Highland Park [updated]

HIGHLAND PARK — Metro has halted Gold Line rail service in the Highland Park area after a train collided with a vehicle this afternoon near Avenue 52 and Marmion Way.

Firefighters are assessing the condition of a person in the vehicle but no passengers on the train were injured, the L.A. Fire Department said on Twitter. The crash took place at about 1 p.m.

Photographer Matt Hartman posted a photo on Twitter showing a car wedged between the train and a post and fencing next to the tracks.

The transit agency said it was in the process of setting up a bus shuttle while rail service is shut down between the Highland Park and Mount Washington/Museum stations. Metro recommended that passengers take the 83 bus line for now.

Update @ 11:25 p.m.: Another crash between a Gold Line train and vehicle took place a few hours later near Marmion Way and Avenue 54. The Eastsider

Update: LAFD said that all of the three persons whose medical conditions were evaluated declined transport to a hospital.   Train service remained shut down and a bus shuttle has begun operating between the Highland Park and Mount Washington stations, Metro said on Twitter shortly after 2 pm.

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